With early detection, glaucoma can be treated and a loss of vision can often be prevented. At the beginning stages, a patient with glaucoma may experience no visual symptoms which is why it is important for patients over the age of 40 with a family history of glaucoma to have an eye examination every two to four years.
There are many medical and surgical treatments for glaucoma to relieve pressure within the eye and prevent damage to the optic nerve. Our doctors provide state of the art treatments for glaucoma.
Several of the more common surgical options include:
- Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI)
- Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)
- YAG Laser Cyclophotocoagulation (YAG CP)
- Filtering Microsurgery (Trabeculectomy)
- Tube Shunt Surgery
As Massachusetts Eye Associates, your doctor will take the time to review their findings and recommendations with you so that you have a full understanding of the treatment plan undertaken to preserve your eyesight.